Tehran, Islamabad Eager to Accelerate Defense Coop.

Tehran, Islamabad Eager to Accelerate Defense Coop.Tehran, Islamabad Eager to Accelerate Defense Coop.

Senior military officials from Iran and Pakistan explored avenues to accelerate defense cooperation between the two neighbors and efforts to ensure security along the common border.

In their Sunday meeting in Tehran, Deputy Chairman of the General Staff of the Armed Forces for Internal Affairs Brigadier General Qadir Nezami and Pakistan’s Defense Secretary Lieutenant General Ikramul Haq discussed military, defense and security cooperation between the two Muslim countries, Tasnim News Agency reported.

They also weighed plans to accelerate military cooperation to serve their mutual interests, joint efforts for border security and concerted action against terrorism and organized crime.

Iranian and Pakistani commanders have held several meetings in recent months to coordinate regional cooperation and fight against terrorist groups that launch occasional attacks on Iranian border guards from inside Pakistan.

In April, Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami called for expansion of military cooperation with Pakistan in a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart in Moscow, saying close interaction between the two sides would contribute to regional peace and stability.


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